Our relationship with Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions® brings together a comprehensive clearing and custody platform with our unique diamond standard of service. As a leader in the financial services industry, Fidelity makes available the products and services we need to accommodate you and your clients in the most efficient and convenient ways — while upholding the highest levels of integrity for your practice and our firm.
Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions® allows us to provide you with forward-thinking brokerage services, trading capabilities, practice management, and consulting services. As we work together with Fidelity each day, we are constantly striving to help you and your clients ensure you are always future-ready by placing knowledgeable consulting, exceptional people, and transformative technology at your fingertips.
Established in 1983, National Financial Services LLC (NFS), a Fidelity Investments® company, is one of the largest providers of brokerage services. Fidelity Investments® is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with $5.0 trillion in assets under administration, including managed assets of $2.0 trillion as of January 31, 2015. The firm is one of the largest mutual fund companies in the United States, and a leading provider of workplace retirement savings plans. NFS has committed to provide the best possible clearing experience — which was another key factor in our decision to utilize them for our advisors and their clients. NFS’ business model perfectly aligns with our service promise and our commitment to ensure our advisors and their clients experience the diamond standard.
In addition to SIPC protection, National Financial Services LLC provides for brokerage accounts additional “excess of SIPC” coverage from Lloyd’s of London, together with other insurers. The excess of SIPC coverage will be used only when SIPC coverage is exhausted. Like SIPC protection, excess of SIPC protection does not cover investment losses in customer accounts due to market fluctuation. It also does not cover other claims for losses incurred while broker-dealers remain in business. Total aggregate excess of SIPC coverage available through NFS’ excess of SIPC policy is $1 billion. Within National Financial Services LLC’s excess of SIPC coverage, there is no per-account dollar limit on coverage of securities, but there is a per-account limit of $1.9 million on coverage of cash. This is the maximum excess of SIPC protection currently available in the brokerage industry.
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